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. who is actually showing up, who is casting ballots, and, states like ohio, iowa, nevada, florida, we're doing very, very well. what they are doing is comparing this to 2008, and you and i have had the discussion. i am not suggesting we will win by the same margin we won in 2008. and, they are comparing themselves to john mccain, who had virtually no ground operation in many of these states, so, yes, they will do better than john mccain did and we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but, we are doing plenty well and well enough to win the race. >> chris: let me ask you, briefly, about florida, where president obama is down by more than a point, in the polls. and yet you are making your final advertising by the campaign there. in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> well, first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls, in fact in all of these polls, battle ground state polls that came out the last 48 hours, we are ahead in 90% of them, including florida. and there were a couple of mixed polls in florida, but we are very plea
an eye on virginia. of course ohio, florida, and the other swing states as well. >> one of the states we mentioned, only one we mentioned in which president obama is expected to win is vermont. three electoral votes. we are continuing to monitor vermont. we want to take you now to indiana. as you see here, we have 5% reporting. romney is leading in indiana. president obama won the state of indiana four years ago. we do have one state right now, kentucky, with its eight electoral votes going to mitt romney. romney is expected to win kentucky. now, we want to head down to south carolina, another one in which mitt romney is expected to win, monitoring those pres with 9 electoral votes. let's look at the state of georgia. no numbers yet. 16 electoral votes at stake. we'll be monitoring all of these results as they come in. >> we've been watching the early closing states and we are joined live from the news room. >> reporter: one of those key presidential swing states as we said is virginia. it might be the closest of all. votes are right now being tallied. voters tolerated long lines all day
hour to obama. and before we get away, the state of florida, 90% of all precincts are now reporting. florida is still to close to call. obama has a larger lead than he did but florida is way to close to call right now. i want to check in -- here is the college map. obama now with 244 on route to 270, the president out in the lead with a lost battleground states left to go and it's not over. romney with 193. the popular vote is shaping up to be interesting. a sea of red and blue. the popular vote not what matters but interesting to check in with and -- there is the popular vote as it breaks down. romney leading in the popular vote but of course obama leading in the big way in the electoral college at least for now. the two main reporters on the trail for us are ed henry, our chief white house correspond who has followed the white house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron l
. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and undecided voters and they are hoping to convince people president barack obama needs to finish what he started. >> we need to know what the facts are and to have to be able to share that with other people. >> both parties say they will not take everything from granted and this is live from beaumont. >>> it is a big issue on the ballot for voters, it is prop 30. they made a big push for this tax increase measure. let's go to alex, what do you know alex? >> reporter: well the governor will be casting his ballot about two hours from now and he will obviously be voting in favor of proposition 30 and urging others to do the same. the governor is making a last minute push to fund education and he made a 5 city swing with a rally of education. >> they care about the kids, they care about the schools and they care about the futu
thought, ohio, florida and virginia with in fact, ohio being the state that put obama over the 270 electoral votes and gave him a second term as president. >> and florida and virginia too close to call. they haven't been called tonight. let's bring in cory cook tonight. obviously this race is determined now. what could the romney campaign have done differently tonight? >> that's a great question. i think we will probably spend the next few months trying to figure out if this is a winnable race for the republicans. you know the big moments in the campaign to both points gave the 47% comment. became a very popular video for the president, hurricane sandy through the -- the end of the campaign. this is the campaign we knew it would be two years ago. an incumbent president that was popular but was split 50/50. that's what the results was. he was able to outmobilize florida and virginia and ohio. these states that made sure people got out to vote. despite the enthusiasm is what i think carried obama through. this is largely based on the fundamentals. the spending didn't really move ver
of florida is the only one remaining too close to call. the president has at least 303 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. thousands of supporters cored as the president, first lady, and daughters emerged at their victory party. in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago. they will return to the white house though this afternoon. there was also a very large receive brace filled with chants and cheers at sprawl plaza. for many students in the crowd they are excited this is their first time to vote. >> it's been a long time waiting. it was a really long line. and it took awhile to get through there. you feel like you did something. it's definitely worth it. >> cal campus residents hall posted polling stations. students in berkeley were still in line to vote though after the polls closed at
tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swing voters. after all we saw how every vote was important in 2000. >> they are hearing from a lot of folks. >> they want to get them out the door and make sure they hit the polling areas. >> exactly this is an important election. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as busy in contra costa trying to get the word out on mitt romney. >> it reinforces them somebody is out there trying to do something that agree with the same things they agree with. >> if you have not voted, i forgot my thing over here, this is my ballot and i dropped this off at a poling steaks so i want to remind folks to get out there and vote. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well the polls over in just 60 minutes and they are getting ready for the crowds. jeanine dana dellefemine is della vega is in san jose and they have dropped off their ballots this morning. >>> the parking lot is already full because election workers ar
be covered by auto insurance policies. >>> now we are hearing from jill kelley. she is the florida socialite involving david pet -- general david petraeus and general john allen. >> i have a guy who is in my backyard and he is not leaving if you can send somebody out. >> i don't know by any chance, because i am an honorary council general and i have -- >> that was a 911 call she made and has been howed by the news media after she revealed she exchanged e-mails with general john allen. it tons out she is an honorary member and that's not an official post an does not have any special privileges. and we will hear from the president when the president holds a new conference. the questions reporters will want the president to answer, that is coming up next. >>> and a news conference is scheduled about an hour from now. nancy pelosi will announce whether she will continue to hold her she had leader -- her leadership post. democrats gained less than half of the 25 seats they needed. if she gives up her post, she will continue serve as congresswoman of san francisco. >>> students in the university o
the florida socialite involving general david petraeus is now speaking out. jill kelley hired a well-known lawyer in washington d.c. she has released phone recordings that she never tried to exploit her friendship with general david petraeus. they also wrote to the attorney's office demanding to know why her name was revealed during the investigation of the fair of general david petraeus and his by owing grapher. >>> just weeks dag by owing graser. >>> just weeks ago, why he may now face new charges in sacramento regarding cat williams. >>> and the oakland police department say more than 11,000 homes and businesses have been broken into and that's an average of 33 a day or one every 43 minutes. police say cars are the most popular target for burglars. >>> we've got to get everybody where they need to do. this is getting windy. >>> we are definitely seeing some wind but nothing too bad as far as high wind advisories those have not been an issue. we have some accidents, one of them 580 westbound at grant line road and there is another one which has a lane blocked at 580 east and you ca
problem. >> a republican establishment problem, and, the establishment nominees were nominated in florida and virginia and north dakota and montana and lost and sitting congressmen who had the same stale establishment republican message and we had some -- some tea party problems and some establishment problems, and, basically, they should get away from either defending the establishment or defending the tea party and try to find -- >> we have 30 seconds. >> okay. we've heard the tea party thing and heard it in 2006, and the far right, it was called then and we had bad candidates, richard mourdock, and, how did scott brown lose in massachusetts and, lose the north dakota senate seat? because of the tea party, if it wasn't for the energy they brought to the fore, republicans would be in a disaster now. it doesn't mean they have to nominate great people, they are good about that but the tea party, how many times can they be blamed for moderates losing seats in come on. >> chris: thank you panel, see you next week, don't forget to check out panel plus where our group picks up with the discuss
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